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Great Pyrenees and Karakachan Livestock Guardians


Central Texas’s Trusted Guardian Dog Breeder

Great Pyrenees and Karakachan Livestock Guardians

Whether you need a diligent working dog or a faithful pet, Lone Star Goats breeds top-choice canines for you. We use these intelligent, friendly animals on our own family goat farm and sell them to other ranchers and families throughout the region.

Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation as a trusted guardian dog breeder in Central Texas, known for our Great Pyrenees and Karakachans.  We look forward to helping you meet your new canine companion.

Raised with Care 

Livestock guardian dogs have been bred for centuries to cultivate the right temperament and physical attributes. However, nurture is just as important as nature. That’s why we raise our dogs from birth with the utmost care and attention and ensure they are well socialized.  Our goal is to ensure you receive a companion/guardian perfectly suited to your needs, whether you own a farm or are seeking a highly active and intelligent pet. Talk to us to learn more about our methods for raising working guard dogs.


Livestock Guardian Puppies for Sale -

Next litter will be from Bear and Rachel around April/May 2021.

 

To be on our waiting list, send an email or text with name,

location, phone number and male or female preference. 

All of our LGD's are working dogs guarding Nubian and Black Spanish Goats.

We can be contacted at (254) 289 5431 or email us at lonestargoats@gmail.com.

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Please note: We do not ship puppies.

Visit us at Lone Star Goats, 3895 Farm to Market 1715, Lampasas, TX.  By Appointment only.

You can also find us on Facebook/Lone Star Spanish Goats and Great Pyrenees

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Meet Our Herding and Livestock Guardian Dogs

We can't say enough about our dogs. They are loyal, devoted to their herd, well socialized, and amazing to watch when working. Our dogs guard Nubian and Black Spanish herds and do a magnificent job. The Great Pyrenees and Karakachan breeds are a must if you plan to raise goats and have them protected from predators such as foxes, coyotes, and bobcats.

Full-Blood CKC-Registered Great Pyrenees in Lampasas, TX
Cody - Great Pyrenees

 Rest in Peace - You are so missed.

April 2010 - February 2020

Cedar
Cedar - Great Pyrenees

Sophie
Sophie - Great Pyrenees

Bear
Bear - AKC Great Pyrenees

Max - Great Pyrenees
Max - Great Pyrenees

Charlotte
Charlotte - Great Pyrenees

Rachel - Great Pyrenees
Rachel - Great Pyrenees

Lucie
Lucie - Karakachan

Hannah

Hannah - Great Pyrenees


Great Pyrenees 

The Great Pyrenees dog is confident, gentle (especially with children), and affectionate. While territorial and protective of its flock or family when necessary, its general demeanor is patience and loyalty. It is a strong-willed, independent and reserved breed. It is also attentive, quite fearless, and loyal to its duties. The Great Pyrenees' size makes it an imposing guardian. A dog of this breed will patrol its perimeter routinely to ensure the protection of its herd. The Great Pyrenees protects its flock by barking and being nocturnal, it tends to bark at night unless trained against such behavior. When there is a goat in distress, the well-trained Pyrenees will protect them at all costs. With two dogs each for the four goat herds in our four pastures, we have no trouble with foxes, bobcats, or coyotes. Our Great Pyrenees are CKC registered.

Karakachan

The Karakachan livestock guardian dog is an LGD breed that has been used for centuries as an integral part of the life of the nomadic shepherds of Bulgaria for sheep and goats.  These Bulgarian dogs are rare in the U.S., having only been imported as LGDs in the past 10 years.  They were bred to protect their livestock against bears and wolves.  Karakachan dogs are either white with dark spots, or dark colored with white markings, white being a standard marking of these dogs. Average height and weight for males: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm.) and 99-135 lbs. Females: Height, 25-28 inches (63-72 cm.); weight, 88-125 lbs. The head is broad and massive with a short, powerful neck. Coats vary between long haired or short haired with a heavy undercoat. They shed their coats naturally in summer. Their gait is a springy trot, similar to the movement of a wolf.  With a coyote problem,  these dogs will surely be an asset to the herd.


Working Guard Dogs in Lampasas, TX

Sampson

Sampson
This is Sampson, a past puppy of Cedar and Cody. Thank you to the McDonalds of Katy, Texas, for sharing this picture. He is a beautiful Great Pyrenees and proves that they make great family pets or livestock guardian dogs.